Hostage captain rescued, 3 pirates killed

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  1. Mem

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    Hostage captain rescued, 3 pirates killed - CNN.com

    <<<U.S. forces killed three pirates Sunday and rescued cargo ship Capt. Richard Phillips, held hostage in a lifeboat since Wednesday, after seeing him in "imminent danger," a senior defense official told CNN.>>>

    Thanks God this is over, hopefully they won't mess with American ships again.
     
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    I don't think they knew it had an American crew, I'm like you though, I'm glad its over and the captain & crew were unharmed. As for these pirates hopefully they have learned a little lesson, but something tells me things will only get worse.
     
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    The root of the piracy problem lies in Somolia's government itself (or perhaps more accurately, the lack thereof); their rather wishy-washy position on the negotiations as well as the rescue being quite telling.

    If you allow thugs, vermin, and hoodlums to use your country as a port of call, you end up with shit on your doorstep.
     
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    I was at the Mass Maritime Acadamy today and they started blowing the ships' whistle.I knew immediately that he was free.
     
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    I say we arm our cargo ships and bait the f*ckers. Then shell/blow them out of the water. This could wind up being more fun than Iraq or Afghanistan ? Our Coast Guard ships probably have more firepower than they have. We can use attack helicopters to attack them too ?
     
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    I hope those fuckos died slowly and painfully after the shit they pulled.
     
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    Or any other ships either...


    This incident will make other pirates more violent I think. I hope things like this won't happen again...but it would be ridiculous to actually believe that.
     
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    I do wish that it never happens to any other ship, but I know that they will not stop. I just hope that they can be killed before reaching any boat ever again. I just hope that they learned that America will not negotiate with such terrorists.
     
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    Maybe America needs to "rent out" at a small fee of course, our Navy Seals. Seems that there are several countries who are spineless that have vessels & crews being held hostage. If they can afford to pay million dollar ramsoms, they could sure pay us to take care of these gutless cowards. I think we have shown them that we will not tolerate this crap.
     
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    Those are called mercenaries.
     
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